It’s Family Mediation Week!

It’s Family Mediation Week!

Separating parents are reminded about the benefits of family mediation to resolve disputes around children and financial issues as Family Mediation Week kicks off.

January usually sees a dramatic rise in the number of parents deciding to live apart as the various pressures that go hand-in-hand with the Christmas period act as a final straw for relationships.

Family Mediation Week is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of family mediation, a process that can help ex-partners agree what works for them, whilst avoiding the court process with all the stress, delay and cost it can bring.

Family mediation is a process where an independent, professionally-trained mediator helps you work these things out, enabling you to avoid courtroom confrontation. Professional mediators help empower you to create long-term solutions for your particular circumstances, rather than leaving it to a court to make decisions for your family

Sills & Betteridge are also taking part in the Ministry of Justice’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, which meets up to £500 of mediation costs for families if they need to discuss arrangements for children. Legal Aid remains available for family mediation for those financially eligible.

If you would like to talk to our Mediation Team please call 01522 551613 or email

 0800 542 4245